Best of Scandinavia

Best of Scandinavia

Depart:
Escorted Tour-Land Only

10 Days 9 Nights

2020 Departures:

May 14
June 4 and 11
July 2, 16 and 30
August 6 and 20
September 3 and 10
Price per Person:
In a double room $2199
Single supplement $1099
Package Includes:
9 nights first class hotel accommodations all with private facilities
Round trip shared airport transfers on scheduled days
Breakfast each morning
4 dinners-drinks not included
Transport by deluxe motor coach
English speaking tour escort
Luggage handling at hotels and ferry terminals (1 piece per person)
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Copenhagen
Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your centrally located hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to begin your exploration of the capital of Denmark. Overnight Hotel Scandic Copenhagen or similar.

Day 2 Copenhagen-Overnight Cruise to Oslo
Copenhagen is Scandinavia's largest and most lively city and one of Europe's most romantic capitals with its old castles and churches and charming squares and harbors. The morning sightseeing tour will acquaint you with all the city's treasures: the Little Mermaid guarding the port, the Royal Castle, Nyhavn with its restaurants and small boats and the City Hall Square. In the afternoon embark on the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry bound for Oslo. The ferry offers a wide choice of restaurants, bars, shops and much more. Dinner included. Overnight in an outside cabin.

Day 3 Oslo-Geilo-Eidfjord
Upon arrival to Oslo the tour continues directly to Honefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes to arrive to the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Visit Gol and arrive in Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains. Continue to Hardangervidda where you visit the Voringfossen waterfall before you arrive to Eidfjord for dinner and overnight at the Hotel Voringfoss.

Day 4 Eidfjord-Bergen
Cross the Hardanger Fjord by the Hardanger Bridge which has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. On the other side of the bridge pass Nordheimsund and continue through birch forests to Bergen. Situated on a peninsula surrounded by 7 mountains the history of Bergen is closely connected with the sea and this is very noticeable in the city, especially at the city's picturesque waterfront. The afternoon sightseeing tour introduces you to this remarkable Hanseatic city with the Bryggen area of old wooden houses, the traditional Fish Market and the city center with the st. Mary's Church and Haakon's Hall. Overnight Hotel Scandic Oernen or similar.

Day 5 Bergen-Voss-Stalheim
The morning is at leisure to explore more of the stunning Norwegian fjord capital. In the early afternoon travel to the historical town of Voss, which has a scenic background of snow clad mountains. After a break here continue towards the Naroy Valley and Stalheim, offering a stunning view down the Stalheim Gorge. Overnight Hotel Stalheim or similar. Dinner at hotel included.

Day 6 Stalheim-Gudvangen-Flam-Fagernes
Today continue through the fjord region with its formidable water-drowned glacial valleys, flanked by impossible rugged terrain to Gudvangen where you cross the Naroyfjord and reach the village of Flam. Here you can enjoy an optional excursion on the famous Flam Railway one of the most breathtaking rail excursions in the world. In the afternoon the journey continues along the Aurlandfjord. Enjoy a photo stop at the famous Borgund Stave Church before you continue to Fagernes. Overnight Hotel Valdres or similar. Dinner at hotel included.

Day 7 Fagernes-Oslo
After breakfast leave the majestic Norwegian fjords behind and travel back towards Oslo which you reach early in the afternoon. Founded in 1048 Oslo is Scandinavia's oldest capital and today it is a very pleasant and casual city with an interesting jumble of historical and modern architecture. Upon arrival in Oslo start your sightseeing tour. Enjoy a walk around the Frogner Park decorated with the unique sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. Pass by the City Hall and the main street, Karl Johan, leading to the Royal Palace. Overnight Hotel Opera or similar.

Day 8 Oslo-Stockholm
Today head for Stockholm, passing through Norwegian forests. Cross the border and enter the county of Varmland in Sweden. Throughout the balance of the day drive through typical Swedish landscapes with fertile farmland, blue lakes and thick forests, which evoke an atmosphere of intriguing fairy tales. In the afternoon arrive to Stockholm. Overnight Hotel Scandic Grand Central or similar.

Day 9 Stockholm
Stockholm, the beauty on the water, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by Skargarden, the Stockholm archipelago. The morning sightseeing tour takes you to the Old Town with the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral and the city center with its famous City Hall. The afternoon is free for individual visits.Overnight Hotel Scandic Grand Central or similar.

Day 10 Stockholm-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport. You can extend your stay in lovely Stockholm or continue to Helsinki, the Baltic States or Russia.

Additional nights in Copenhagen and/or Stockholm available.



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